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Feature Articles

AAPEX 2017 Buyers Select New Product Showcase Winners

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 31, 2017 - AAPEX 2017 announced the winners of the New Product Showcase during… Full story...

AAPEX 2017 Announces New Packaging Showcase Winners

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 31, 2017 - AAPEX 2017 announced the winners of the New Packaging Showcase… Full story...

SEMA Announces New Product Award Winners

Las Vegas, NV, Oct 31, 2017 - The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Best… Full story...

Shop Tech: The Eight Most Common Threadlocking Mistakes

Threadlockers are one of the all-time great mechanic’s helpers. They hold nuts and bolts in place… Full story...

How To Make Sure Your Business Ranks Locally On Google

If you are an automotive business that services a local community, showing up on page one on Google… Full story...

Today's Industry News

Elongator Integrated Tailgate Extension With Built-In Ramps Wins Best New Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility Product

At the SEMA New Products Awards this morning Elongator was awarded the prize for Best New… Full story...

New LR78-15 Firestone Steel Belted Radial Tire Hits The Market

Coker Tire offers period correct narrow whitewall tires for 1970s full size classicsChattanooga,… Full story...

QA1 Releases New Carbon Fiber Driveshafts For Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats

Lakeville, MN, October 31, 2017 - QA1 now offers its award-winning REV™ Series carbon fiber… Full story...

All New 1,200 Horsepower GEN2 PT7275 CEA Turbocharger Released

The new GEN2 PT7275 CEA® turbocharger is one of the most technologically and aerodynamically… Full story...

PBR Brand Brake Pads Are Now Available In Four Proven Formulas Direct Online

Australian formulation technology PBR Brake pads are once again available to the North American… Full story...

Hot Wheels™ Vehicle Detailing Products Unveiled By Americana Pro™ At AAPEX/SEMA 2017

New Professional-Grade Consumer Car Care Products Made In USALas Vegas, October 31, 2017 -… Full story...

Motor State Distributing Announces The Addition Of Wizards Products

Motor State Distributing has added the Wizards Products (WIZ) product line to the company’s… Full story...

Dana Builder Axle Program Fits New Dana 60 Axles To Many Applications

Enthusiasts Can Create "Ultimate Snow Fighter" AxleLas Vegas, Oct. 31, 2017 - Dana Incorporated… Full story...

Tenneco Announces Aggressive Expansion Of CARB-Compliant Walker CalCat Converter Range

Company Expects to Launch 80 New CalCat Part Numbers in 2018Monroe, MI, October 31, 2017 - Tenneco… Full story...

Epicor Announces Promotion For Vehicle Service Businesses Using The Integrated Service Estimator Solution

Company offering free entry into monthly drawings for premium Innova scan tools with each… Full story...

E3 Spark Plugs Announces Title Sponsorship Of NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series And NHRA Sportsman Contingency Awards

Ponte Vedra, FL, October 31, 2017 - E3 Spark Plugs, manufacturer of DiamondFIRE spark plugs and… Full story...

Bosch Introduces New Heavy-Duty Diagnostic Tool Package With All Makes Coverage, OE-Specific Data, Engine, Brake, Transmission And ABS Coverage

New 3823 ESI[truck]Pro features the most OE-specific coverage in its classIncludes engine, brake,… Full story...

New Epicor Integrated Service Estimator ‘Smart Inspection’ Tool Helps Shops Capture, Communicate Vehicle Inspection Results

Mobile solution guides technicians through multi-point, vehicle-specific inspections, generates… Full story...

LIQUID WRENCH Pro Penetrant And Lubricant With LED-Powered FlashSight™ Technology Earns 2017 New Packaging Award

Indian Trail, NC, Oct. 31, 2017 - The all new LIQUID WRENCH® Pro Penetrant and Lubricant powered by… Full story...

Advance Auto Parts To Report Third Quarter 2017 Results On November 14, 2017

Roanoke, VA, October 31, 2017 - Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive… Full story...


Developed in response to the growing popularity of Transit Vans, an electric deployed step allows drivers to safely and easily enter and exit the vehicle.
Tustin, CA - AMP Research, the leading provider of bed steps, bed extenders and automatic power articulating side steps, has announced the release of its Powerstep running boards for the 2014-2017 Ford Transit Van.
A replacement for the Ford Econoline series, the flexible, functional and efficient Transit Van line is offered in a variety of configurations to best fit in the multi-vehicle fleet market. With the AMP Research Powerstep, drivers and passengers of these heavily commuted, multi-use vehicles will more comfortably and safely enter and exit the vehicle throughout their day.
Each Powerstep is an automatic, electronic device that instantly extends when the door opens, then retracts safely out of sight when the doors close, improving ground clearance, aerodynamics and appearance. Precision-engineered to assist the driver and passengers in safely and more comfortably entering and exiting the vehicle, Powerstep is available as a single 79” step that stretches from the front door to the rear door for the passenger side of the van (PN 76159-01A), or as a set of two 79” steps, one for each side of the van (PN 76259-01A). Given the durability needs of a commercial vehicle, each step is equipped with dual motors.
AMP Research Powerstep running boards are made in the USA, come with all necessary parts, hardware and an industry-leading 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. For more information on AMP Research Powerstep or any other AMP Research product, visit www.amp-research.com, call 1-800-309-6823 or email CustomerService@AMP-Research.com.
About AMP Research
The inventor of the electric running board and bed extender categories, AMP Research® is a U.S. manufacturer of aftermarket and OE automotive accessories for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and Vans. The company specializes in quality products utilizing ISO/TS standards with on-site design and tooling resources. The company’s motto, “Innovation In Motion” captures the groundbreaking mix of breakthrough products the company has brought to the market. Current products include: PowerStep™, PowerStep XL™, BedStep™, BedStep2™, and BedXtender HD™.

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